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"Game of Thrones" Blood of My Blood (TV Episode 2016) Poster

(TV Series)

(2016)

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The first appearance of Randyll Tarly, Samwell's father.
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The first appearance of the Iron Throne since Game of Thrones: The Laws of Gods and Men (2014).
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Highest billing that Natalie Dormer receives throughout her run on the show.
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The fifth episode that Tyrion does not appear in.
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More).
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Bobono the mummer, playing the role of Tyrion, exclaims "It's time to see if truth they told, who said Tywin Lannister shits gold!". This is the third time that the joke "Tywin shits gold" is mentioned in the show, following Game of Thrones: The Pointy End (2011) and Game of Thrones: The Lion and the Rose (2014).
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In the books, Arya is one of the cast of actors, not a spectator.
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In the books, the baby Gilly carries is not her son, but Mance Rayder's son. Jon forced her to switch the babies, fearing that Melisandre would sacrifice Mance's son. Gilly's baby (who was not given a name yet) remains at Castle Black.
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Last episode to not feature Davos Seaworth
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Last episode to not feature Tyrion Lannister
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In the books, it is unknown how Margaery is released from the Faith, only that she is released to the custody of Randyll Tarly (Samwell's father) and will stand trial by the Faith on a later date.
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In the books, Arya is not assigned to kill any of the actors.
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In the books, Brynden "Blackfish" Tully did not retake Riverrun - it was never taken by the Freys in the first place.
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In the books, Sam and Gilly travel first to Braavos, and there they board a ship to Oldtown.
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In the books, Sam has three sisters. None of them is betrothed.
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In the books, Bran does not have any visions about the Others (White Walkers), the mad king, or the death of his parents and Robb.
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In the books, there is no mentioning that Randyll Tarly hates the wildlings.
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In the books, Sam goes to the Citadel first. He has not brought Gilly to his home yet.
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In the books, Arya has not retrieved her sword Needle from its hiding place.
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In the books, Blackfish gathered enough food for two years siege.
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In the books, Sam's mother, brother Dickon and sisters have not made appearance yet.
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In the books, Lord Walder Frey does not wed a ninth wife. Catelyn killed his dim-witted grandson Aegon (aka Jinglebell), not his eighth wife.
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In the books, there is no character named Simon Fossoway.
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In the books, Randyll Tarly is not at his home at that point, but in King's Landing.
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In the books, Ryman Frey is the commander of the Frey force that marches to conquer Riverrun. Walder Rivers is present at the campaign, but Lothar is not.
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In the books, the conversation between Lord Walder Frey and his sons does not occur.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The first appearance (in a flashback) of king Aerys II Targaryen, commonly known as "the Mad King". The show runners initially planned on including flashbacks of him in the first season and shot scenes with Liam Burke, but were eventually deleted.
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The only death depicted in this episode is that of Aerys Targaryen ("The Mad King") in Bran's vision. This is the third episode, following Game of Thrones: Lord Snow (2011) and Game of Thrones: The Bear and the Maiden Fair (2013), where no living characters die.
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The episode title refers to a common phrase used between Dothraki khals and their bloodriders as an expression of devotion. It has an apparent double meaning as almost every story line involves a character being reunited with a family member ("their blood") after a long separation or incarceration: Samwell with his family; Bran with his uncle Benjen; Margaery with her father and grandmother; Edmure Tully is brought to the Riverlands as leverage against his uncle Brynden "Blackfish" Tully.
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This episode marks the return of Benjen Stark, his first appearance since Game of Thrones: Lord Snow (2011). Benjen's fate has not been revealed yet in the books. Benjen's role bears several similarities to the book character Coldhands, a mysterious person who saves Sam and Gilly from wights, and later accompanies Bran and his party to the Three-Eyed Raven's cave. There is a popular fan theory that Coldhands is in fact Benjen Stark, though George R.R. Martin denied this when asked by his editor. It is unknown if this episode is confirming Coldhand's identity as Benjen or if the show runners are forming an amalgamation of the two characters within the series, as they referred to Benjen interchangeably as "Coldhands" in the making-of featurette.
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In the books, Jaime leaves for the Riverlands on Cersei's command shortly after Tywin's death, and is not reluctant to go, but glad to get far from King's Landing - and from Cersei, whom he has grown to loathe.
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In the books, Coldhands rides an elk, not a horse, when he saves Sam and Gilly in the third novel. He does not fight the wights himself; he controls a pack of ravens who attack the wights, pecking and tearing them apart. When Bran's group is attacked by wights in the fifth novel, he does not use a sickle and a flaming flail to fight, but a sword.
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In the books, Randyll Tarly forced Sam to join the Night's Watch so that Sam would lose his inheritance rights, not because Randyll wanted to make Sam tougher or to kill wildlings.
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In the books, Jaime is never dismissed from his office as the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.
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In the books, Tommen does not visit Margaery in her cell. He does not even know she is imprisoned.
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